Covid 19 – Our customers in local lockdown areas

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Updated: 18:00 28 September 2020

With the Welsh Government introducing lockdown measures in areas across Wales, we are having to take additional precautions to help keep our colleagues and customers safe in these areas. These areas currently are:

  • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough
  • Caerphilly County Borough
  • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
  • Bridgend County Borough
  • Blaenau Gwent County Borough
  • Newport
  • Llanelli (town)
  • Cardiff
  • Swansea
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Torfaen County Borough
  • Neath Port Talbot County Borough

We know that our role – providing water and wastewater services - has never been more important. As essential key workers, you will still see Welsh Water employees working across these areas to maintain services but we will continue to carefully implement social distancing and safety procedures. All of our colleagues will also adhere to rules on wearing face coverings in indoor public areas.

We are temporarily limiting visits to households in these areas to doing emergency or essential works. Examples includes if you have issues with your water supply or flooding in the property. Please get in touch with us as usual and we will advise you what will happen next.

Before we visit, our teams will contact you in advance to confirm that no-one has shown (in the last 48 hours) or is currently showing any COVID-19 symptoms.

We appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience, but we hope you understand that we’re doing this to keep you and your families safe.

We will keep you informed of any other changes through updates on this site and via our social media channels - Facebook & Twitter.

Covid 19 - Concerns over paying your bill

We are here to help if you are impacted by Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

We know this can be a worrying time for everyone in quite unprecedented circumstances. Please be assured that we are committed to supporting you as much as we can through these times of uncertainty.

If you’re impacted by Covid 19 (Coronavirus) and in financial difficulty, and have concerns about paying your water bill please get in contact with us and we can discuss a range of options with you, including:

  • Water efficiency advice that could help reduce your future bills if you have a water meter (this could also help reduce your energy bill)
  • Accepting lower payments for a short period whilst your income is reduced
  • A short breathing space or payment holiday
  • A range of Affordability Assistance Tariffs designed to keep bills affordable for low income or vulnerable customers.

Do get in touch with us if you are experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) issue and can’t pay your water bill.

Please don’t just cancel your current payment plan without talking to us, as we won’t know about your problems and how we can help.

We understand that some NHS front-line workers are washing their own uniforms at home during the current Covid-19 outbreak and maybe concerned about the cost for the additional water used – click here for more information.